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: in august, 2001, president bush announced his decision: federal funding would be limited to existing stem cell lines. no new embryos could be used, a policy that created major obstacles in the search for new treatments. >> narrator: there are many therapies, very common in chronic diseases of all sorts, where there's an age cut-off, and if you're over a certain age, you can't get it. it could well be that when the big breakthrough comes, i will be four or five years past that age. and if that happens, i'm going to be really annoyed-- at george w. bush in particular. >> narrator: the stem cell controversy would continue to simmer throughout the bush years. but by the summer of 2006, a bipartisan majority in congress emerged, passing legislation to free up more funding. >> we're going to see whether the first veto that the president of the united states makes in his entire political career will be a veto that will dash the hopes of millions of americans. >> narrator: but stem cell opponents, including various conservative christian groups, urged president bush to hold firm. and one day afte
to take a step back. he was a senior advisor to george w. bush. we sat down to get his views on the situation. >> reporter: former deputy secretary richard is an expert on security issues in the asia pacific and the japan-u.s. allian. his art is to bring calm to the situation. >> i think japan should do what japan can do to cool tempers, to explain to our public what's at stake here. i realize this is a difficult time for japan because of what will be impending elections but it's also difficult for china because of her impending power transfer, not elections. i think if that can be put in the minds of people clearly we'll have enough time to be able to resolve this in a reasonable way. >> the job of the u.s. is to keep the temperature cool. nay are actively working behind the scenes. >> i know the government of the united states is quietly talking japan and china. we have failed our growing relationship with china. >> amitage view reflects growing concern among american officials. the u.s. government remain a neutral stance. because japan controls the territory japan u.s. sec
a framework to operate from there. >> reporter: as a livestock trader do you have any concern about bush tax cuts not being extended or the debt not being addressed? >> well from just a clear procedural standpoint if romney gets elected he takes over in january the bush tax cuts they're dead. so, now we jushave to build that into our model and say that's not going to change. so if obama gets elected they stay in. if romeny gets elected which he won't then he can't necessarily change it so let's just build that those tax cuts are gonna expire at the end of the year period. the one thing that i can tell you that is very troublesome to me as i look at prices, as i look across as i look at hog prices priced for next summer, i look at cattle prices, i look at grain prices and that is that why is it that we ignore the food and energy component of cpi? so, i could be ben bernanke's speech writer because he says the same thing every time he goes in front of the senate is we don't see any particular problem with inflation. really, we don't corn prices just nearly double in three months. so, how is it
they are worried that their business could suffer because of over-regulation and the end bush-era tax cuts next year. and as diane eastabrook reports, that could mean fewer jobs in an industry that has been a bright spot in the u.s. economy. >> reporter: last year, bison gear and engineering was firing on all cylinders. sales of gears and motors to restaurant, packaging and health care equipment companies were up 20%. business was so good, the company added 17 full-time jobs to the more than 200 it already had. then this spring, something happened. >> the air just kind of went out of the soufflÉ on our sales to our original equipment manufacturers. >> reporter: what's happening at bison gear appears to be happening at other manufacturers, as well. of the 900 firms recently surveyed by business consultant mcgladrey, 39% thought tir businesses were thriving and growing versus 45% last year. there was also a slight up-tick in the percentage of companies who think business is declining. some of the increased pessimism is attributed to slow growth in europe and china. but mcgladrey's karen kurek sa
time with his audible sighs when george w bush was talking, how did i have to end up on the same stage with this guy. and staublinged him in the third debate and walked over and invate-- invaded his airspace. people said i'm not comfortable with that, because he doesn't seem comfortable with himself. >> i would say he hurt himself, al gore in that case, but i do not believe any campaign has ever been turned on debates. if you look at the predebate polls, the person a led in those predebate polls has won just about every election. so people hurt themselves, they go up and down a little. george bush lost at least two, probably three debates to john kerry, still beat him in the general so i am less persuaded the debates are foundational to any election. >> woodruff: one other thing i want to ask you about, more attention this week to inrnational news. we are the u.n. general assembly, the speech by the iranian leader, the speech by prime minister netanyahu of israel, the president spoke. that's now in the air, today and yesterday romney's campaigning in sort of a military setting. could f
experience, i remember bush v. gore and the after math of that decision. there was a lot of bitterness and anger. yet the court moved very quickly into doing business. under roberts court the high point i think for the emotion and anger was the last day of the 2006-07 term when they issued a ruling again on race involving whether school districts could use race to assign students to public schools. but over the summer that dissipated as well. as one of the justices said, we move on. and this court does. it actually has almost two decades now of being perhaps the most collegial court in modern times. >> brown: of course th won't stop us from watching... especially by chief justice roberts. >> that's right. chief justice roberts is a very conservative justice. i don't think his ruling in the health care law changes that one bit. >> brown: now the case that they did argue today. it's about using u.s. courts to bring international human rights law into effect against multinational corporations. >> right. brown: trying to spit it out. mulley national corporations is what i'm trying to say.
's its lobbyist standing right beside governor jeb bush when he signed it into law in 2005. although alec didn't originate the florida law, it seized on it for the stand your ground model it would circulate in other states. 24 of them have passed a version of it. >> how did this law not only get in place in florida but around the country? and all of the fingers kept pointing back to alec. >> when civil rights and grassroots groups learned about alec's connection to stand your ground laws, they were outraged. >> alec doesn't do its work alone, they do it with some of the biggest corporate brands in america. >> before long, corporations were pulling out of alec, including coca-cola, kraft foods, mcdonald's, marsproctor & gamble, johnson & johnson. caught in the glare of the national spotlight, alec tried to change the subject. >> you know, i think the entire debate needs to be reframed, and really what alec is, is a bipartisan association of state legislators -- we have legislators of all political stripes coming together to talk about the most critical issues facing the states and trying t
for builders is the ongoing uncertainty about the bush tax cuts. subkowiak says if those tax cuts aren't extended some potential buyers could put a hold on buying a new house. diane eastabrook, "n.b.r.," hinsdale, illinois. >> tom: we saw two discouraging reports today from the c-suite, from top corporate executives. in separate surveys, both chief executive officers and chief financial officers are losing optimism. and both have dialed back hiring expectations. this stands in contrast to a report just yesterday from the conference board indicating consumers are more hopeful about their job prospects. the "deloitte c.f.o. signals survey," which tracks companies with revenues of at least $5 billion, found somber expectations for growth in sales, earnings, capital expenditures and hiring, all falling to a ten-quarter low. and roughly a quarter of the c.f.o.'s polled say their biggest worry is the upcoming fiscal cliff: >> some thrding about where things really are going, so they can set strategy and execute that strategy. we're going to be stuck in this for a while. as for the c.e.o. sur
're also concerned about the ending of these bush tax cuts. as a grain trader, is that a concern for you, for this market? >> yes, and it didn't used to be this way, but because of the money flows... you know, we trade corn, we say we trade corn, but a lot of guys are trading the money flows. and the reason we are up here and a lot of the reason why these prices are so high for commodities, just generally speaking, is because you can't get any return on your ten-year bonds because it's at 1.6%; you can't get a return on your equities, or you hadn't as late because it's too risky and you weren't getting what you wanted out of it. so a lot of the investment money came flooding toward the commodity market. so, we kind of have to pay attention to that. and that also has to do with the economy. if the economy is doing well, there's more money sloshing around, you're going to see more speculation and you're going to see more business. >> reporter: are any elements of the election being priced into corn at this moment, or is this all drought and supply and demand driven? >> we are in harvest mo
that bush did, you know, i think if he had another four years to figure everything out he can. >> woodruff: but 18-year-old jesus martinez, who has been looking for a job since he graduated from high school in may, has a different take. like jesus martinez, almost half of the nation's young people are not in college, a group the romney camp has in mind when they stress economic uncertainty. earlier this month, josh romney showed up in corado at a campaign event directed at young voters, to speak for >> we're really focused on not just college educated, but all youth voters, you know anyone who cares about the economy and making sure the economy is strong. >> woodruff: dorothy stoneman, the founder of the non-profit youthbuild usa - says young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are more apt to base their vote on their immediate circumstances. >> in 2008 they had this hope, they did believe in hope and change, i think some of them are now disappointed because they got their hopes up so high and they haven't seen the kind of change that they imagined. they're not mad, they're disappointed,
, am bush, we believe that with our partners, again, a great public private partnership, u.n. women, is a partner of ours in this initiative, and many others, and we will achieve that number of 5 million, and here is another great example, where thiss connected once again, not just to our water neutrality, not just to us are, our belief of stronger sustainable community, but also to that initiative of 5 by 20. >> rose: when you go into a country whether it is africa or asia or latin america, wherever it might be, what is the breakdown in terms of hiring, in terms of local versus outside, in terms of men versus women? meaning the comparisons. >> in terms of local versus outside? >> rose: what is the goal? >> well in terms of local versus outside it is almost all local. >> rose: right. >> so we are a local business that hires locally, that produces locally, distributes locally, sells locally and pays taxes locally. >> rose: all right. the developing markets have become huge for you, even more so than north america or not? >> well, let me just put it into perspective. the three and a h
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